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Tbe Ilanlsc Ilorseraan.
Il wai a email, plain-lookinj bouse.
built aficr the fatliicn of ibe days cf the
Revolution two rooms do wo stairs
and a loft, above. The furniture was
plain, tut tie little rooms looked a3 neat
as a good housewife could make them.
Grace Harkey sat in the open door
way. In her hand the held a slip of pa
per; her eyes were looliog dreamily
forward into the distance, at if the were
weighinf? some question cf moment in
She was alone that afternoon, for her
mother and little brother had gone to
isit one of the neighbors. Her father
was dead, and her eldest brother bad
left the little farm and those dear to him,
to fight for his country.
At lenjuh Grace ro;e from her seat,
and with a determined air, murmured
"Yes, I will go; God will direct and
preserve me ! but I must leave a note for
mother telling her where I hare gone."
And she traced on a slip of paper the?e
"Dkab Mother: I tare weired a note from
Harry ; hi dt ire ue to do a r err ice for hit regiment,
aod I hare rooe to do hit bid tin. Do not worrj
1 shall retarn life. Your dac-hter,
She toolc a good-fized basket from a
nail on the wall, and then started in the
direction of the woods. As she entered
the thicket, she looked rearchingly
around her; at least her eyes rested on
a large pine tree, and stooping beneath
it she brushed the leaves and cones away,
and commenced digging up the earth
with a knife she had brought with her ;
and soon came to a large box, which she,
with difficulty, lifted from its hiding
place. On opening it, she found it tilled with
amunition. laking out sutncient to nil
her basket she replaced the box, threw
the earth over it, and scattered ibe leaves
and cones over the broken earth to hide
the spot from the notice of passers-by.
It was sundown when she completed
her work, and lifting the heavy basket
oh her arm, she look the sid of the road
nearest the woods for the thought if
she kpt in the shadow of the forest,
there would be less chances of being dis
covered iy the inmates of the Grovenor
The Grove.nor house, as it was called,
was a large, irregular mansion. It was
he residence of & wealthy Lnglish gen-
Iman Sir James Grovenor and well
known as a rendezvous for lories, and
depository for royal at.ms and amuni
In the stately libary of th mansion
many a plan of action had been discuss
ed : many a proposition listened to;
many a difcustion taken place ; and on
this particular evening the library was
occupied by about a dozen men in earn
The windows had been securely fast
ened ; and as the library was in the rear,
no one noticed Grace as she passed caut
iously alone on the opposite side never
daring to lift her eyes. Jest she thould
meet those of a British soldier beat upon
But her fears were groundless ; she
passed on undisturbed ; " and in spite of
her heavy burden, quickened her pace
after she passed the lory's house, and
breathed with a teeuog oi rciiei.
It was a perilous tourney she had un
dertaken, but she had a stcut heart, and
quailed not at the thou-it cf danger;
she was working for country and her
trust was in God, She would dare and
do much to assist the brave boys who
had taken up arms against oppression,
tyranny and wrong.
We mast co back a little ia our story
before we can follow Grace to the end
cf her journey, ted explain why .and
how she was called upon to do wnat
many women would have trembled at
the very thought cf undertaking.
For a day or two past, a strange-look-
a j: I
ing individual Dad Deen seen nuicg at
oner the woods on horseback. He was
gaudily dressed, every scrap o! nnery,
every riece of pay ribbon thai he could
find, was used to deck his rerson. He
had been handsome, but the idiotic look
which ever rested on his face destroyed
every trace of beauty; and the low fiend
uh lauh, and the horrible shrieks of
despair he sent out on :he quiet air,
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made every one who beheld huu tremble
a tid steD aside and let him pass.
No one knew he was, or from whence
he came; no one could tell from his
dress or his manners whether he was an
English subject or belonging to the col
At lecnth Sir Janes Grovenor cor
ceived the ideacf his being spy in dis
guise, and on the day our story opens, he
had set cut with a party of six men to
pursue, and if possible, capture the strange
being. They met bint in the woods, cot
far irora Crovenor raansun. Jie was
ridding rtiJly and razing vacantly
around biro his gaudy attire fluttering
in the wind, and his vcice shrieking in
those doleful tones so unpleasant to hear
When he saw Sir James and his party
arrroachinfr, at a fearful speed, he made
na ffjrt to escare. but reined in his
horse and stood beneath the shade of a
tree uttil they approached. Sir James
was at the head cf the men, and as he
rode up. the ctranre individual rolled
his Urre blue eves vacantly around, ani
a whining, peevish voice, said, "Did
yoa see her spirit ride this way? They told
me the rode this way ca a white horse
her yellow hair dripping blood cb, I
nun foi the spirit cf my Julia." Thea
followed that heart-rending wail cf eg
Sir James and his men losVed with
pity oa the poor creature before them,
and Sir James said :
"Poor idiot! bis traia is turned; his
sween-heart is dead or Lax been murder
ed; let us leave him."
And they rode away, leaving th) nan
standing under the tree. As soon as
they disappeared, he galloped off in the
direction of Dame Harkey cottage, and
ia a few moments stood rapping at the
door of the little leg bouse.
Grace opened the door, and started
back as she saw the strangely habited
stranger before her; but bo bad dropped
the idiotic expression of countenance.
and bis. handsome face glowed with ad
miration as be looked upon the band
some form and face of the maidea before
Are yoa alone?" he inquired, gal
lantly raising his hat
"I am, and would be pleased to know
why I am thus intruded upon."
'I bope I am not an intruder ; I come
with a message from your brother, in
whose regiment I have the honor to serve.'
He handed her a scrap of paper, on which
was traced, ia a bold, irregular hand,
some writing. "You co doubt .wonder
at my strange attire. I have assumed
the charter of a lunatic, that I might be
free from danger, and better accomplish
the mission oa which I have beea sent."
He bowed again, and ere Grace could
collect her scattered senses, was riding
down the road. The paper he left her
was a note from her brother, requesting
her to bring as much ammunition as she
could carry to the regiment, telling her
where it might be found ; and thus it
was that Grace Harkey was treading:
carefully along the rode with a basket
filled with powder and shot. !
When Grace started for the woods
with her basket to get the ammunition,
she bad thrust the note from her brother
in her bosom, and as she scattered the
dry leaves over the place, it had fallen
unperceived by her to the ground; and
there it lay among the leaves; while
Grace, with her by no means light load,
trudged on hoping to aid her brother
and the brave man with him their efforts
to establish liberty and independence.
The maniac horseman, as he was call
ed, after finding that his movements
were no longer watched, was enabled to
procure a larger amount of ammunition
belonging to the British, he filled his
saddle-bags, and with the booty returned
to camp ; but after reaching bis regi
ment an undisguised fear for the brave
young girl who had started on so peril
ous an adventure seized him, and, obtain
ing permission to go and meet her, he
prepared himself for the journey. He
assumed a dress still more fanciful a
hideous looking disguise and patting
spurs to his hors8, took the road ia the
direction of the little log cabin.
Grace had made considerable progress
on h?r journey, when the followers of
Sir JamO discovered the paper she had
dropped, a.'id after a diligent search
brought to Iiht the hidden box or am-
munition. Ho i.'me was to oe lost; tney
at once repaired io the Grovenor house
to report to higher authority what they
had discovered ; and ere another hour
passed by, & carriage containing four
men drove away from the Grovenor
bouse ia search of Grace JIarkey, who
they swore should be hung aj a spy.
Grace trudged hopefully oa ; she deem
ed all danger passed, and was picturiug
to herself her brother s toy when he
should find that she had so successfully
fulfilled his commands; when she vr.ns
started by the sound of carnage wheels,
and before she had time io conceal her
basket, she was rudely seized by two
'Ah, we have yoa now, and ere an
other day yoa shall bang high on the
branches of the tree beneath which you
dropped the paper, in sight of the ruins
of your own bouse, for ere this your cot
tage is laid ia ashes. Make no resist
ance, but coir.e with us," and the man
dragged the cearly fainting girl towards
the carriage, where the ether two sat
wailing for them. But suddenly a ter
rible shriek greeted their ears, and look
ing up they saw some frightful locking
object on horseback, tearing towards them,
and a deep voice said:
'Make room, make room, for 1 am
So terrified were the men, that they
loosened the hold oa the girl, sprang in
to the carriage and were drivea away
with lightning speed, leaving Grace
standing by the roadside almost ready to
faint with terror.
Do not be afraid, Grace Harkey, I
am a friend," said stranger looking in
dividual ; and Grace at once recognized
the bearer, of her brother s note. I
Wiih as little delay as possible the
basket of ammunuun was recovered,
and Grace mounted ca the horse behind
its hideous rider, and ia a few hours they
rode into camp.
Thus was Sir James agaia frustrated
in his plans.
Grace Harkey did not attempt to re
tura, for there was much need of a wo
man's help ia the hospital, where many
a brave fellow lay in the agonies cf fev
er. And by the couch of psia and suf
fering Grace took her stand, and many
a prayer went up from patriot hearts for
the noble girl whonizht and day minis
tered to the wjnts of the suffering.
The maniac horseman, oa account of
bis skill and bravery, soon vroa a prom
otion, and ere nacy weeks passed by,
was united by & patxist m&stsr- cf the
gospel to the Irate girl who had so nearly
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perisuea in ner attempt to aiu iao seed
ers cfier liberty and freedom.
And the air rang with ahouis frora
brave honest hearts of "Long live George
May, the maniac horseman, a-d bis brave
wife, Grace Harkey !"
STATE REPUBLICAN CONTENTION,
Ifebratita Cltjr, April 519th, 1868.
The delegates to the Republican State
Convention met pursuant to published
call of the Republican State Central
Committee, at the Court House in Ne
braska City, at 12 o'clock, M., on Wed
nesday April 29ih, and were called to
order by Hon. O. P. Masoa.
Oa motioa. Gen. R. It. Livingston was
chosen temporary chairman, and VY. W.
Carder temporary secretary.
On motion. Gen. Strickland, A. B
Fuller, Sam. Maxwell, S. C. Smith, and
A S. Stewart were appointed a commit
tee on credentials.
On motion, a committee to report on
permanent organization was appointed,
consisting of J. S. Church, O. A. Abbott,
Geo. R. Smith, J. E. Lamasters. and T.
The convention thea adjourned until 2
Samuel Maxwell, from the committee
on credentials submitted the following
We find delegates present as follows :
From Richardson Couuty E. S. Dun
dy, L. Algewahr, J. T. Hoile,-H. Hoi
com, J. M. Dewees.
Nemaha, Richardson and Johnson
Pavcnee, Saline, Lancaster, Gage and
Jtfferson W. W. Carder.
Johnson John R. Patrick.
Otoe Tolbert Ashton, J. E. Lamas
ters, T. D. Crook, Geo. F. lee, H. C.
Wolph, R. R. Rolfe, John Roberts.
hancaxitr S. B. Pound.
Cass, Sarpy, Saunders and Sevard A.
Platte, Merrick, Hall, Bvjalo, Kear
ney and Lincoln S. C. Smith.
barpy J. B. Maxfield, John Ritchie.
Dovglas S. A. Strickland, J. B. Fu
ray, Joseph Fox, Geo. It. Smith, J. M.
Howard, A. R. Hoel, P. Metz, J. Smiley.
Dodge W. I. Vestal.
Gage and Jefferson N. Blakely.
fTasAtngon Elam Clark, A. Perkins.
Halt, Buffalo and JUerrich O. A. Ab
bott. Burt and Washington W. G. Olinger.
Burt and Cuming A Rockwell.
Dakota, Cedar, Dixon, L'Eauquicourt
J. M. Chambers.
Dodge, Cuming, Stanton, Dakota, Cc
dar, V 'Eau qui court and Pierce John
Pawnee A. S. Stewart,
Cass R. R. Livingston, Samuel ?rax
well, George L. Seybolt, L. G. Todd,
Saunders, Scxard, and Butlcr-r-C IL
Jiemaha Thos. J. Majors, W. S.
Reed, George Crow, J. R. Larkiqs, J. S.
Saline, Lincoln and Kearny J. W.
Dakota 11. Baird.
The report of the committee was re
ceived and adopted.
Gen. Strickland moved to appoint a
committee of five on Privileges and El
ections, to consider a contest as to a seat
in the convention, for the district of Sa
line, Lincoln and Kearney counties.
The motioa prevailed, and the Chair
appoinif d E. S. Dundy. H. C. Wolpe, S.
B. Pound, L. Gerard, J. M. Howard,
George 11. Smith, frora the committee
on Permanent Organization, reported as
For President Samuel Maxwell, of
For Secretary John M. Howard, of
The report was unanimousi'7 adopted.
On motion, Gen. Strickland, Mr.
Church and Mr. Smith were appointed a
committee to conduct the President to tie
E. S. Dundy, frora committee on Priv
ileges and Elections on the contest for a
seat from the District of Saline, Lincoln
and Kearney, reported that from the ev
idence before them both applicants for the
seat, M. T. Patrick and J. W. Vore
were entitled to the seat contested, and
recommended that both be admitted to
cast each half a vote.
Report was adopted.
L. Sheldon moved the adoption cf the
Resolved, That this convention transact
no other business, at this time, than the
election cf del gates to Chicago ; and that
the convention then adjourn to meet again
ia Nebraska City. August 2G:h, 1S63, to
nominate State officers.
Mr. Abbott moved an amendment, to
strike cat Nebraska Ciry and insert Col
umbus. A. S. Stewart moved to lay resolution
and amendment on the table.
On division the vote stood 25 yeas, 24
nays ; chair vote no, to that the motion
to lay oa the table was lost.
Mr. Strickland moved that the vote cn
amendment be taken by ballot. Yeas 23
Oa the amendment by Mr. Abbott, the
vote was taken by eyes tad nayr Ayes
21 1-2, rays 23,1-2.
Mr. Strickland moved iJ lri-e Jut Ne
braska City and insert Omaha. Lost.
The question recurring oa Mr. bu '
dca a original resolution, the roll was
about to be called when Joseph Fox
moved a recess of fifteen minutes. Di
vision, yeas 24, nays 19.
After the recess, tha roll being called.
53 delegates answered present.
Question cn Sheldon's resolution re
sulted 21 yeas 23 nays.
On suggestion of Gen. Striclland the
President appointed Mr. Gowin assistant
Mr. J. S. Church moved the appoint
ment of two tellers, and that the Conven
tion proceed to nominations.
The motioa prevailed, and the chair
appointed Mr. Church and Gen. Strick
land as tellers. . .
A motion by Mr. Smiley, that ibe con
vention proceed to elect delegates to
Chicago, was carried.
Gen. Livingston offered the following
Resolved, That Hons. John M. Thayer
and Thomas W. Tipton, be and they are
hereby declared delegates at large from
the State of Nebraska, to the National
Convention to be held in Chicago on the
20th day of May, lS6a
The resolution was voted down.
Mr. Fuller moved the voting be done
by ballot, every delegate voting for six
Mr. Majors moved that the three per
sons north of Platte, and three persons
south of Platte, receiving the highest
number of votes be the delegates elect to
Upon a count the ballot resulted.
S. A. Strickland 3d, Alvin Saunders
23, A. J. Harding 22. T. B. Stevenson
29, T. J. Majors 13. Elam Clarke 19. R.
W. Furnas 36, N. Blakely 8, M. T. Pat-
rick 11, L. Gerard 28. Frank Welch 11,
S. Maxwell 27, Geo. P. Tucker 8UL T.
Clark 13, S. B. Pound 7, N. S. Porter 3,
G. W. Frost 1, T. P. Kennard 1, E. S.
Dundy 1, J. G. Miller 1.
Under the former order of the Con
vention therefore Messrs. S. A. Strick
land, Alvin Saunders, L, Gerard, T. B.
Stevenson, R. W. Furnas and S. Max
well were chosen delegates to Chicago.
Mr. Fox moved that the Convention
proceed to electa candidate for Member
of Congress ; but withdrew it while Mr.
Livingston moved that there be a com
mittee appointed to report resolutions.
The motion was carried.
The chair appointed Messrs. R. R.
Livingston, J. S. Church and L. Gerard.
And upon motion Messrs. L. Algewahr
and J. B. Furay were added to the com
Mr. Fuller moved that the convention
take a recess until 7 o'clock. Yeas 22,
Nays 22, cha;r voted aye.
v Evening Sestlon.
Mr. Fox renewed his motion that the
convention proceed to nominate candi
dates in the order named in the call.
S. A. Strickland nominated Hon. John
L. G. Todd nominated Hon. T. M.
A motion was made to rescind the
last vote, to permit an informal ballot for
candidate for Congress.
The motion was lost.
The ballot was then taken and resul
ted : Taffe 34, Marquette 18.
Mr. Strickland moved that delegates
from Sarpy cast the vote for John Ritch
ie, absent. Carried.
Gen. Livingston moved that the comi-
nation cf Hon. John Taffe be made
Hon. T. M. Marquette appeared -and
congratulated the convention upon the
selection of Mr. Taffe, and upon the
duties of Republicans in the premises.
His remarks were received with vocif
Col. Ritchie nominated Gov. David
Gen. Strickland moved that the rules
be suspended, and the nomination of Gov.
Butler he affirmed by acclamation. Car
ried. Gov. Butler Btmeared. accent the
pommation, and promised success to the
entire Republican ticket and to Republi
can principles in the State.
Mr. Todd moved a recess cf fifteen
minutes, ihe motion was lost.
For Secretary cf Statt
Mr. Rolfe, of Oioe, nominated Hon.
Tho'a P. Ksnnard.
Mr. Smith moved that the rule be sus
pended and the nomination be affirmed
by acclamation. Carried
Mr. Kennard appeared and accepted
Dr. A. S. Stewart, of Pawnee, nomi
nated John Gillespie.
Gen. Livingston moved the sospenison
cf the rules end aifrra the nomination by
Mr. Rrlfe, cf Otoe nominated James
Sweet of Otoe.
Sir. Geo. R. Smith moved the sus
pension of the rules and the affirmation
of ihe nsnicatioa of Mr. Sweet by acclamation-
For PesiJential Electors.
The following gentlemen were nirred.
E. B. Taylor, Win. McLennan, L. Al
gewahr, John Cadmaa, T. M. Marque
tte. J. F. Warner, O. IL Irish, O.P.
Macn, A, Saunders.
Before counting the ballot,
Mr. Church moved that the person re
ceiving the highest votes, provided they
be a majority cf all the votes cf the cca
ventizn ba declared cisctsi.
Oa the count cf the ballot the follow
ing was the reeult. Mr. Marquette had
27 votes. Algewahr 23, 1. F, Warner
r O. P. Mason 21. O. H. Irish 10.
""r Javlos 13, J. Cad man 4. Wo Mc
Lennin2".A..Sauacr.$2 . .
Mr. Marquett m a majority was
declared elected. - . t
Col. Ritchie movsd that L7., As
wahr and J. F. Warner be elected ly ,
Gen. Livingston, from the committee
caresolutiuns reported the following.
Resolved, That we point, with pride
and satisfa:ticn to the history and record
of the great Natioxal RxrcoLicAx
Patt cf the United Slates and ask
for it the confidence and unfaltering sup
port of our fellow citizens :
Firs!, Because it has saved the Repub
lic frora overthrow by putting down the
must wanton and wicked Rebellion urged
in the interest of slavery and oppression,
ever known to the history of the world:
Second, Because it has stood, like a
wall of fire" between ihe oppressed and
their relentless and unrepentant oppress
ors, and demanded, as it still demmds,
that in ths Reconstruction of the Rebel
States loyal men only shall control :
Third, Because it has given to the
country a Homestead Late, thus providing
Free Homes for Free len, and providing
"land for the landless without money and
Fourth, Because it has chartered and
endowed the Great Pacific Rail Road,
thus uniting, with iron bands, the Atlan
tic with the Prcific, and bringing through
the State the commerce cf China aod
India, in exchange for the commodities
and productions of American labor, skill
5th. Because it is the vivifying power
which imparts to tho efforts of the strug
gling friends of freedom throughout the
world, their light, their beat and their
Resolved, That we heartily epprove of
nd accept as just the doctrine cf uni
versal amnesty and impartial suffrage,
believing that ia its application will be
found a just rule for a permanent settle
ment of the great qusstion of recon
struction. Resolved, That recognising tha doct
rine thai allegiance is alienable, our na
tional government should protect Amer
ican citizens abroad, whether native or
forign born, and any outrage committed
on the person of an American citizen
by a foreign government should be re
stated at every cost, and at all hazards.
Resolved. That the nation is deeply in
debted to the soldiers and sailors who
gallantly defended it in the late war cf
the rebellion, and that the memory of
tho3d who perished ia the condict, should
and will be held in grateful remem
brance ; and their widows and children
should be tenderly cared for by the na
tion; that those who returned and are in
our midst we congratulate, and tender
them the assurance of our honor and re
gard, and trust they will aid in perpet
uating the liberties of the Constitioa cf
the country they periled their lives to
Resolved, That the Republicaa party
was organized for the preservatica of the
life of our nation, and for the purpose of
establishing equslity to all before the
law; and that whilst, as a party we fav
or all movements tending to promote
public morality, yet we are opposed to
all prohibitory laws and states interfer
ing with the national customs cf any por
tion of our citizens as subversive cf
sound morality and as cnneces:ary
abridgements of the liberties of tha per
son guaranteed tha people by all Rep
Mr. Gerard moved that report be re
Mr. Wolph moved that the resolutions
be considered seriatim. Lost.
Mr. Gerard moved the platform be
O. A. Abbot of Hall county moved
Resolved, That Ulysses. S. Grant cf
Illinois is the first choice of this coven
tion for President, and Bo-m" V W'nA f
Ohio, our first choice for Vice President,
and that otir delegates to Chicago use
all honorable efforts to cecura their nomination-
Mr. Furay moved to amend bv stri
king out Mr. Wades came and insert
that cf John M. Thayer.
Gea. Strickland f urnised tha follow
ing letter frora Gen. Thayer.
Letter from Gen. Thayer.
WASniSCTGX. D. C, )
Gr. S. A. Stbkilad JSIj Dear
sir: some Kina ineDJs ia xetrisa
have mentioned my name in connection1
wiih the Vice Presidetcy. Truly great
ful to them for this expression of their
regard, I ia ust. however, request that a j
rropositiaa rf iht kir.d be er,i?r:aiei in
the convention about to assemble.
If not officious. I will express th hep
that the choice cf the Ilep-llicaa party
cf 2elraska be, Gmnt al WaJe.
Wade hlp-J to make N?bra:ka S:at?.
Why tbiu'.J cot Nebraska h'.lp to make
WaJe Vic Prc;J-;r.t ?
Very truly ycur frier.2,
JOU.I M. TlIATtS.
Mr. S:ric!iln 1 ccrei the e'ec.ica cf
six altercate deUgv.es. Carried.
E. S. D-sdy more J that A. J. Ihri
ing ba the alternate cf T. II Strpr:cn.
Mr. MaxfUld moved that Jcha Ritchie
le ah?rcate fcr S. A. Strickland.
Dr. Stewart moved that T.J. Majors
be alurtiie fcr R. W. Ferns.
Mr. W. I. Vestal rr.orei thit E.
Chrke, bs ahernata for A. Siu-lrs-
I.B. MaiS-ld move! thtS. C. fc'ii
be altercate for L. Gciard.
Gea. Livingston Esvrl that J. G.
Miller be alternate for S3. Max
The several motions were ai.-rtei.
Gen. Strickhni moved that the dele
gates frota the Senatorial districts rec
ommend each a member cf th S:a:s
-ntral Committee, unl that th2 chaif
shall J'1?011-1 Ftrscss so rcccn:z::nJ:jd.
A. S. Stewart aT0T! l-J &3Xt
State Convention be hciu al Ltaco.a.
.Mr. Strickland moved to aC4 b? li"
sertin? Omaha instead cf Liaccla.
Oa division oa the ameaJmant th
vote was yeas 21 nays 27. So it was
Mr. Dundy moved to lay tho original
motion oa ihe tabb. Oa division iha
question resulted, as announced by tha
chair, yeas 25 r.ays 19.
Dr. A. S. Stewart appeahd frona th3
decisioa of the chair.
Upoa the question cf sustaining tha
chair, the roll was called and results!
yeas 22 nays 24, so the decisioa cf th
chair was reversed.
Question recurriag ca ths crlginil
Mr. Fox moved to insert Bel'evaa in
stead of Lincolm. Lost.
Geo. R. Smith moved to insert Pht'.s
mouth instead of Lincoln.
Gen. Livingston demanded previous
question cn Dr. Stewart's motion. The
previous question, being seconded,
Oa the original motion to ho!d tha
next convention at Lincoln, the vote was
in the affirmative.
Mr. Smiley moved that the next Stats
Convention be held on the 2nd Wedaes.
day in August preceeditg the next Stat
At the suggestion of the several dele
gations the President appointed tha fol
lowing. ' Slate Central Commills.
Hinman Rhodes, of Johnson,
R. R. Livizigton, of Cass,
O. A. Abbjt of Hail,
W. W. Carder, of Lancaster,
J. S. Church, of Nerneha,
E. K. Valentine, of Djuglas,
E. B. Tayhr, cf DjujUs,
R. M. Rolfe, of Otoe,
N. B. Larth, of Otoe,
E. II. Bunird, of DjJge,
A. Rockwell, of But,
.T. E. Cunningham, of Ritchardion,
II. D. Hatbaway.of Cas3.
E. S. Dundy called the attention cf
the convention to the basis of represent
tatioa to future conventions.
Gen, Strickland moved that the basis
of representation be upja the entire vote
Mr. Church moved io amend by mak
ing the basis therRepublicaa vote f r Pres
ident in November.
The amendment was adopted.
The chairman called the attention cf
the Convention to tha last resrIn?inn nt
the platform because ha supposed it had
oeen passed unwittingly by the conven
tion. Mr. Strickland moved that the voti b
which th9 last resolution was adopted b
The motion prevailed, and the resolu
tion was re-coramitted for amendment.
Mr. Howard moved a recess of twenty
minutes, to permit tha several Judicial
District Conventions to meet. Carried.
Gen. Livingston from tha committ?a
on Resolutions reported that a majority
of the committee wnre in favor of with.
drawing the resolution which had beea
re-committed. The report was adopted.
ice JuQical u. strict .Delegates rever
ted for District Attorney.
For 1 si District, O. B. Hewett,
J M J. C- Cnvia,
31 " II F. Gray.
Gen. Livingston read a Resolution as
a substitute for the one wkhdrawa.
Mr. Gerard moved its aijiti-m. ?.fe.
Vestal moved that th resolution be laid
oa the table.
No quorum arearin-. cn rr.-itn r.f
c r - -
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T ir TTSAMCEL MAXWtLt, CVfl.
J. M. Il3wrA3, Secy.
A novel fjit orn9 0fa f9vr $
7o at Miles Point. Cu.. i r i
fore a Ju;tice, of the Pace. to i.cij9
the ownership cf a c!t. Ff:e?a w:u
tessea were examined ca each tiJ. mnl
all swore positively to ihe owner!;?.
Th? veriict cf the jury was to p it thi
colt ani sell it to the highest b dJ;r ta
pay tha cost. The clt brojhi forty
dollars cost?, thirty-eight dollars. 1L
surplus was dividjd between tha p'uiiLj
BiMness ia Chicag is f a 1 tj lira
rprucg up wi h surprising tigir.
The (! i-rs cf ths E; cpl chi'thej La
Hiri.'wrd are hcel dntg s-:iv;;e.
Sixty-six d.rnrca caes are rn,:'ng ia
th? Tajatcn, Mass.. S-pr?me Cr:.
Th Dm:rra:s cf O r. La 5i"
County. I.!., hit TL 7-?iy e!:t-J c:l
cred maa y the cS.:i ct jujt.ri cf uj
' i i i
E;,h:p M'lJ. cf Virginia, csre n!i
our girls nro por!y eJucv.ci, tut cur
beys will never CaJ it cut.
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